- United States of America (USA)
- Manufacturer / Brand
- Philco, Philadelphia Stg. Batt. Co.; USA
- Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
- Radiomuseum.org ID
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- Number of Tubes
- Main principle
- Superheterodyne (common); ZF/IF 470 kHz
- Wave bands
- Broadcast and Short Wave (SW).
- Power type and voltage
- Storage and/or dry batteries / 135, 90, 2, -3, & -9 Volt
- Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil)
- Wooden case
- from Radiomuseum.org
- Model: 37-38J - Philco, Philadelphia Stg. Batt
- Console with any shape - in general
The Philco model 37-38 series has a 6-tube 2-band battery-powered chassis. A 2-volt storage battery can be used for the filament supply, or a dry battery (presumably 3 volts) can be used, with a ballast tube that plugs into the battery pack.
There are five models with different cabinet styles. The early version of model 37-38B is a shouldered tombstone; the late version is a rectangular tombstone.
The early version of model 37-38F is a floor-type console with a tulip pattern for the speaker opening. The late version of 37-38F has a large rectangular speaker grill with three vertical bars in front of the speaker. Model 37-38J is a floor-type console with a slightly trapezoidal profile and three vertical bars in front of the speaker.
- Price in first year of sale
- 70.00 $
- Source of data
- Philco Radio 1928-1942
- Circuit diagram reference
- Rider's Perpetual, Volume 7 = 1936 and before
- Literature/Schematics (1)
- Pre-War Consoles
- Literature/Schematics (3)
- Philco Folder No. PR-430 for 1937.
- Model page created by Thomas Albrecht. See "Data change" for further contributors.
- Other Models
Here you find 3866 models, 2156 with images and 3264 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.
All listed radios etc. from Philco, Philadelphia Stg. Batt. Co.; USA